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Day 16: The Least is Greater

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Friday, January 16th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 32:13-34:31
Matthew 11:7-30
Psalm 14:1-7
Proverbs 3:19-20
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:

“Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” (Matt 11:11).

Did you know you’re called to be a prophet? John the Baptist was the greatest prophet to have ever lived. He was the man who had been handpicked by God to pave the way for salvation through Jesus Christ. Yet Jesus says that the least in His kingdom is a greater prophet than John the Baptist!

We see a similar statement in John 14:12: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” Jesus calls us to become more like Him; but He doesn’t stop there. He calls us to perform greater works through the power of His Holy Spirit!

God promises that when we trust in Him, we will be more prophetic than John the Baptist, and perform even greater miracles than Jesus. Even though we might be the least in His Kingdom, we are destined for the greatest reward: life eternal with our Father in Heaven.


Father, thank You for calling us to greater works! I accept the privilege it is to be called a greater prophet than John the Baptist; I also accept the responsibility to represent Your word well. Help me to become intimately familiar with Jesus’ works, so that I can go out and do greater, through the power of His name!

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